Alabama Proposes Law That Would Require Some to Pass Drug Tests to Get Food Stamps (Video)
Alabama Proposes Law That Would Require Some to Pass Drug Tests to Get Food Stamps Video – DABHOO
A proposed bill in Alabama would require some residents to pass a drug test to receive food stamp benefits.
Under existing law, there is no requirement that a person applying for or receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) be tested for illegal substance abuse.
House Bill 3, introduced on March 5 by Rep. James Hanes, would require an applicant for SNAP benefits to be tested for substance abuse if there is reasonable suspicion that the person uses or is under the influence of a drug.